Pediatric CPR for infants and children 1 to 8 years of age

First aid with cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers

CPR and AED use in daycare centers and at home

What is pediatric CPR? resuscitation in infants and children


Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a rescue and first aid technique used to resuscitate a nursing infant or child in cardiorespiratory arrest.

Cardiorespiratory arrest in babies and children from 1 to 8 years old can result from traffic accidents, drowning, choking, electrocution, poisoning, asphyxiation or falls from different levels. Other reasons for cardiac arrest in children are serious congenital pathologies or infections such as meningitis.

Basic CPR is an essential life-saving first aid technique and it is important to know how to perform it on an infant or child 1-8 years of age. This first aid training can be used in various emergency situations such as when a baby/child has stopped breathing or her heart has stopped beating.

It is vitally important to start pediatric CPR maneuvers within 3 minutes from the onset of cardiorespiratory arrest. After this safety time, the probability that the child will suffer neurological sequelae is very high.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers in nursing babies through chest compressions and air insufflations into the lungs through the mouth or nose, help maintain the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and other vital organs, helping to prevent neurological damage. potentially serious.



In addition, it can also help revive a baby who has suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest. Knowing how to properly perform CPR on an infant is crucial for any caregiver, as it can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.

Knowledge of CPR ensures that necessary steps and actions are taken quickly and effectively when trying to save a baby's life.


How to perform CPR on a baby correctly


CPR when performing CPR on an infant is slightly different than when performing CPR on adults or children ages 1 to 8 years. For example, compressions on infants should be performed with two fingers, one of which is the thumb, in the center of the chest rather than with both hands.

The rate and depth of CPR compressions in infants are different from those for children 1 to 8 years old, chest compressions in an infant should be performed at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute and with a depth of 2 to 3 centimeters.

Assisted rescue breaths in infants are also given more frequently than in adults and children, after every 5 compressions a rescue breath should be given.

Finally, special attention must be paid to avoid excessive force when performing CPR on infants, as their chest wall can be easily injured due to its fragility.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children from 1 to 8 years

Basic resuscitation (CPR) is an important life-saving procedure that anyone working with children should know and practice.



CPR can save the life of a child in case of cardiac arrest, maintain oxygenation and blood circulation through basic life support techniques and maneuvers. When performing CPR on a patient from 1 to 8 years of age, be sure to give compressions appropriate to her size and age.


How to perform CPR on a child correctly


The rate of cardiac compressions for a child from 1 to 8 years old weighing 25 kilograms should be at least 90 to 100 chest compressions per minute.

During CPR in children from 1 to 8 years old, we must administer artificial respirations between each series of 30 chest compressions. These breaths should also be adjusted based on the size of the child.

If you are ever in a situation where you need to perform CPR on a pediatric patient, it is important to remain calm and follow these guidelines to ensure that you provide the best possible care.

Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation How are the maneuvers performed?

CPR is an important life-saving technique that can be used to resuscitate infants and children who have stopped breathing or have no pulse. CPR for infants and children is performed slightly differently than for adults.

For infants, the CPR practitioner should use two fingers to perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute, with every 5th compression giving one-second breaths.


CPR in babies and children from 1 to 8 years


For children 1 to 8 years old, compressions should be done with both hands using the heel of one hand, at a rate of at least 90 to 100 per minute.

Depending on the age of the child, it may be necessary to deliver breaths with a bag-valve mask or mouth-to-mouth. It is essential that anyone performing CPR on an infant or child receives the proper training so that they can perform it correctly and safely.


Cardioprotection plan for families, nurseries and schools


From Neosalus we make Basic Life Support courses available to parents, teachers and educational associations with CPR maneuvers practices, first aid training with which to deal with a situation of cardiac arrest in babies and children.

Our plans cardioprotection for families and schools They include the installation of all cardioprotection equipment with the Samaritan PAD 360P defibrillator, signage, showcase / Neocontrol, unlimited maintenance and spare parts, civil liability insurance, with a course for the whole family or teachers in cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques in children and babies, first aid knowledge with which to deal with an infant cardiac arrest and save the life of a baby or child.



We carry out training workshops in cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques for the effective resuscitation of the elderly, adults, children and babies in the event of cardiorespiratory arrest. consult our first aid training here.